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  • 06 May 2018 10:00 AM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    MAY WORKSHOP SERIES : JAPANESE BOOK BINDING

    Sunday 6 May, 10-12pm, at KAMI Paper, 217 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

    early bird discount $64 (general admission $68)

    As the seasons turn from Spring to Autumn, why not take part in one of our series of workshops in May?

    It's a month of exceptional artists sharing their particular skills in limited edition workshops; Paper Sculpture with Ray Besserdin, and Japanese Bookbinding workshops.

    So book early and don't miss out -- we have limited seats!

    To book, click the link HERE.

    Japanese Bookbinding  

    In this 2 hour workshop with Paperazzi Design studios resident paper artist, Michelle Lackenby, you’ll learn a variety of traditional binding stitch techniques and patterns and create your very own books to take home.

    The techniques covered include simple Japanese stitch, Japanese stab binding, Hemp stitch and tortoise shell binding. Each technique builds on the last and all notes and materials will be supplied so you can create your own set of softcover books to take home. 

    Michelle will demonstrate the art of Suminagashi, also known as Japanese Marbling, guiding you through the process step-by-step, before creating your own beautiful marbled papers.

    Come along and have a fun afternoon creating your very own handmade books combining Japanese binding and paper marbling techniques!. No experience necessary and all materials will be provided.


  • 27 Apr 2018 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform the extraordinary scores by Hisaishi, conducted by the composer himself, while montages from the renowned Miyazaki films including Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke , My Neighbor Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away among others, play on a huge screen at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.

    As longstanding friends and collaborators, Hisaishi and Miyazaki have worked together for over thirty years, including nine films from renowned production house Studio Ghibli.

    Tickets are selling fast!

    Performance at Hamer Hall on

    Friday 27 April, 7:30 pm

    Saturday 28 April, 7:30 pm (Waitlist only)

    For more information and purchasing tickets, click HERE.

  • 21 Apr 2018 6:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Ichimadin with Goshu Kariyushi Society presents a charity concert featuring a singer/Sanshin player “Mion” from Okinawa. The concert will be filled with Okinawa music and singing. All profits will go to JCS Rainbow Project and Nichigo Junior Project supporting the younger generation from the effected areas of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.

    Date & Time: Saturday 21 April, 6:30pm starts

    Place: Carlton Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston Street, Carlton

    Price: Adult $20, Child/Student $10, Age 0-5 free

    Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=356461&

  • 20 Apr 2018 7:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)


    Once upon a time there was a beautiful baby girl…Join Melbourne City Ballet as they present the timeless tale of Sleeping Beauty.

    As the fairies promised, Princess Aurora, grows more beautiful, modest, kind and clever with each passing year but on her 16th birthday, the spiteful fairy Carabosse’s curse rings true and Aurora falls into a deep sleep. Protected by the Lilac fairy, Aurora sleeps for 100 years until her Prince can awake her from her sleep with true loves kiss.

    A true classic, the glorious music of Tchaikovsky will combine with stunning sets and costumes to create a charming ballet suitable for the whole family.

    Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre

    20 - 21 April at 7.30pm

    22 April at 1.30pm

    For more information, check its website

    https://www.melbournecityballet.com.au/sleepingbeauty

  • 15 Apr 2018 12:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Free entrance. Performance, culture workshops, craft market, trial Japanese classes and kids activities! Bring your friends/family to feel Japan in Melbourne!

    Date: Sun 15th Apr

    Time: 12:00-16:00

    Venue: JAPANEASY (L4, 126-128 Russell St. 3000)

    Entrance fee: FREE

    FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1528876440558408/

    Japaneasy Event Page:

    http://www.japaneasy.com.au/whats_news/5aa7660a1d41c81853c8f2b8.html

    Original design Tote bag (LIKE our FB or follow our twitter/instagram, or Share our event through SNS)

    Japaneasy SNS:

    ・Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/EasyPeasyJapaneasy 

    ・Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/japaneasymel/   

    ・Twitter:https://twitter.com/WeLoveJAPANEASY

    【Event details】

    ★Performances - George Kamikawa, Japanese drums, Japanese dance, Okinawan music, Choir and more!

    ★Tea ceremony experience, workshops for Sumie/origami/kirigami/calligraphy workshops etc.

    ★Craft markets, discounted text books shop and more!

    ★Trial Japanese lessons - beginner to advanced grammar, Conversation, JLPT tips, and more! (Preferred booking ahead)

    ★Story time experience in Japanese, kids craft room


  • 29 Mar 2018 7:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)


    Comedy Zone Asia returns to @melbournecomedy for the fourth year - the best Asian comedy for Melbourne fans. Book now and have a good laugh with Takashi Waka from Japan and four other comedians from Malaysia and India. 29 MAR – 22 APR at Chinese Museum.

    To know more about Comedy Zone Asia or to book your tickets, please click the link here

  • 27 Mar 2018 5:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    In this workshop you’ll learn a variety of Japanese binding stitch techniques and patterns and create your very own books to take home.

    The techniques covered include simple Japanese stitch, Japanese stab binding, Hemp stitch and tortoise shell binding. Each technique builds on the last and all notes and materials will be supplied so you can create your own set of soft cover books to take home.

    Date&Time: Tuesday 27 March, 5:00pm~7:00pm

    Place: Yo Bendigo, 45 Munday Street, Bendigo

    Cost: $11

    Booking through HERE.

  • 23 Mar 2018 6:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Design and create a nest of 3 small bowls, perfect for dips or olives. These creations will be the talk of your next antipasto platter. Choose a glaze in class and we will contact you when your creation is ready to collect. Tutor – Shoko Mafune.

    Date & Time: Friday 23 March from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Place: Yarraville Community Centre, 59 Francis Street, Yarraville

    Cost: $69

    For more information and booking, click HERE.

  • 20 Mar 2018 6:30 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    To celebrate Cultural Diversity week, come and watch Emerald create beautiful works of art and learn simple floral design techniques. Free, bookings necessary.

    Date & Time: Tue. 20 March 2018, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Location: Ascot Vale Library, 165 Union Rd, Ascot Vale

    Booking: Click HERE.

  • 20 Mar 2018 5:00 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    In this 2.5 hour workshop with Paperazzi Design Studio you will learn the art of Paper Marbling. This class will cover traditional marbling techniques, free-form techniques, different marbling mixtures and material marbling!

    Come along and have fun creating your very own marbled paper, material marbling and book edge marbling demonstration.

    No experience necessary and all materials will be provided

    Date& Time: Tuesday 20 March, 5:00pm~7:30pm

    Place: Yo Bendigo, 45 Munday St, Bendigo

    Cost: $11

    Booking through HERE.


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